ERIC Number: ED298784
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
James Monroe High School Proyecto Nuevos Horizontes, 1986-1987. OEA Evaluation Report.
Martinez, Ana L.; And Others
In its second year of Title VII funding, James Monroe High Schools's Proyecto Nuevos Horizontes (Project New Horizons) served 344 limited-English-speaking recent arrivals from Latin America and the Caribbean, in grades 9 through 12. The program has built on the strengths of the high school's extensive computer-assisted instruction (CAI) program, and was designed to develop CAI materials and provide individualized CAI to supplement the bilingual education program in English as a second language (ESL), native language instruction, and content areas. The program succeeded in producing ESL material, but was unable to find appropriate software for native language and content area instruction. Analysis of student achievement data indicates that program objectives were met in ESL, native language development courses and in passing rates in mathematics, science, and social studies, and attendance. Recommendations for program improvement include continued efforts to develop and/or locate software in the content areas and native language instruction, and continued in-service training on how to gradually increase the amount of English used in content-area courses. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Courseware, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, High Schools, Immigrants, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction, Spanish Speaking
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Educational Assessment.